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Africa Kenya

Observers Give Kenya Vote Thumbs Up amid Protests and Violent Crackdown

Nairobi (TNA) – International observers on Thursday praised the handling of Kenya’s presidential election, with the European Union mission saying it had seen no sign of manipulation despite opposition complaints and scattered protests. Police fired tear gas at rock-throwing opposition supporters in one Nairobi neighborhood, residents said, but most of the capital and the rest of […]

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Africa Europe Italy Libya

Italian Authorities Accuse ISIS and Mafia of Cooperation

ISIS IN ACTION Last week media sources reported that Italian authorities suspect that ISIS and other jihadi networks in Libya are in cahoots with the Italian Mafia and illegal fuel smuggling operations. According to La Republica, the police had found substantial amounts of Libyan and Syrian crude that “shouldn’t have been there” and were greater […]

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Africa Analysis Middle East Somalia Turkey

Empire Building: Turkey Opens Base in Somalia

Mogadishu (GPA) – Following the decision by Turkey to back Qatar in the Gulf conflict, the neo-ottomans are opening military bases further abroad. After two years of construction, a Turkish military training facility is set to open in Mogadishu next month. The camp will serve several purposes including training and limited military operations. The new […]

Africa Sudan

Will Sudan Side With Russia And Iran if Sanctions Are Not Lifted?

Khartoum (MEMO) – The expectation that the United States will completely lift economic sanctions against Sudan is by no means certain. Just days before the 12 July deadline, Sudanese diplomats around the world are getting ready to either welcome the lifting of sanctions and see Sudan amerced into the international community; or defend a dramatic new foreign policy direction which could see a return to an anti-US stance should sanctions be re-imposed. The uncertainty over the decision is being fuelled by the unpredictable mercurial nature of US President Donald Trump’s administration which has broken the normal […]